Nintendo’s smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

Ben Parfitt
Nintendo’s smaller New 3DS in line for US release this month

The New 3DS XL's little brother is finally getting a release in the states.

Whereas the platform holder released both the New 3DS and New 3DS XL in the UK in February, only the larger of the two devices was released in the US.

Now the smaller device will be released as part of an Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle, with stock due to hit retail on September 25th. It will cost $220, and includes two faceplates and an Amiibo card.

Note that the New 3DS XL currently retails for around $200 in the US without a game.

Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing,” the company said of its original decision to exclude the XL from the American market. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market.

Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further.”

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